June 23rd, 2016
BRANDON — Band-Aids, bug spray, pencils, softball videos, Gatorade, nail polish remover — the shelves and walls of an office lend a telling glimpse of the person who occupies it. And, after 38 years, Otter Valley physical education teacher Pattie Candon’s office is no exception.
The June 11 OVUHS graduation marked the end of Candon’s career at the Brandon school, but it was more than that. The longtime softball coach, gym teacher and graduation coordinator is retiring, yes, but she is also leaving the school she graduated from in 1972.
This week’s writer is Todd D. Gregory, MD, medical director at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department. He lives in North Clarendon with his wife and two sons.
I am an emergency physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC), where I have worked for the last nine years. In addition, I have been afforded the opportunity to observe — and participate in — discussions and planning around healthcare reform at the community and state level.
MIDDLEBURY — Andy and Lisa Mitchell know art, food, music and adventure, and they want to share with everyone.
The Middlebury couple are the founders of Middlebury UndergrounD, a nonprofit event production company that is working with local artists, musicians, chefs and people with “cool, creative ideas” to plan and host events that the entire community can enjoy.
I wanted to title this letter “Losing Faith.”
I should clarify my title, I’ve grown up in a very loving Christian home, and continue to worship Him every Sunday. I could argue over the last year my faith has grown and been stronger than I have ever felt it to be. I have so much to be thankful for, so I don’t want any of what I say to take away from that. What I am losing faith in, is people.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between June 13 and 19 handled a variety of incidents, including disorderly conduct, theft, drunk driving and one report that a motorist might have pointed a gun at kids playing.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On June 13 conducted a background check on behalf of the U.S. Army.
• On June 13 were told two packages that had been delivered to a Green Street residence had been stolen; police are still investigating this theft.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited a Shoreham man for driving a tractor while intoxicated after state Fish & Wildlife officials reported seeing a John Deere tractor strike a covered bridge on Swamp Road in Cornwall during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15.
The game wardens told VSP they stopped the tractor on Route 30 and found the driver to be Denny Pouliot, 40. They suspected Pouliot had been drinking alcohol, according to VSP.
MIDDLEBURY — Between June 13-19, Middlebury police cited two men in separate cases of suspected drunk driving.
On June 16 at 9:07 p.m. stopped a car driven by Wesley Huestis, 32, of Middlebury on Court Street for a traffic infraction. Police said a roadside sobriety test showed that Huestis’s blood-alcohol content was 0.165 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. They cited him for driving under the influence.